How Can Osteoarthritis Be Improved Without Surgery?

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Characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints, osteoarthritis is a chronic joint condition that impacts millions of individuals worldwide. The degenerative disease can significantly compromise the quality of life. However, living with osteoarthritis doesn't inevitably mean you require surgery. There are effective nonsurgical osteoarthritis treatment options available, and Dr. Christie Lehman at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Asheville, NC, is a pioneer in these cutting-edge approaches.

Understanding nonsurgical osteoarthritis treatments

As a board-certified doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Lehman believes in optimizing the body's natural capacity to enhance itself. She harnesses a range of nonsurgical osteoarthritis treatment methods that can help minimize pain, swelling, and stiffness, improving function and patient mobility. One of her cornerstone treatments is the Regenexx® procedure, a revolutionary technique that has shown promising results for osteoarthritis patients.

Exploring Regenexx for osteoarthritis

Regenexx is a unique procedure that uses your body's biological resources to manage osteoarthritis symptoms effectively. The process involves the following:

  • Extracting cells from the patient's body
  • Processing them in a state-of-the-art lab
  • Re-injecting them into the affected joints

Regenexx helps stimulate the body's natural response to recovery.

How Regenexx works for osteoarthritis

Regenexx promotes the body's natural ability to reduce inflammation and manage pain. The body's cells, once reintroduced, can help modulate the inflammatory response, which is often a significant contributor to the pain and swelling associated with osteoarthritis. This method provides a targeted approach to managing osteoarthritis symptoms without invasive surgery. Patients typically report reduced pain, stiffness, and improved joint function after undergoing the Regenexx procedure.

The impact of Regenexx on osteoarthritis patients

Patients with osteoarthritis who have chosen Regenexx have reported encouraging results. While individual results can vary, many patients report noticeable improvements in pain levels and overall joint function. The Regenexx procedure can help reduce the ongoing discomfort and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis, leading to enhanced mobility and a better quality of life. Furthermore, this nonsurgical approach removes the risks and lengthy recovery periods associated with surgery, making it a preferred choice for many patients.

Exploring other nonsurgical treatments for osteoarthritis

In addition to Regenexx, several other nonsurgical osteoarthritis treatments can help manage pain, stiffness, and swelling associated with this chronic joint condition. Topical medications, for instance, can provide localized relief from discomfort. Similarly, we may prescribe oral supplements, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or Tylenol to manage pain and inflammation. Some forms of physical therapy can help improve joint function and enhance mobility, while bracing can provide additional support to the affected joint and help redistribute weight. All of these treatments can be part of a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan designed by Dr. Lehman at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

Discover your custom osteoarthritis treatment plan

If you or a loved one are grappling with osteoarthritis and seeking a nonsurgical solution, exploring treatments with Dr. Christie Lehman at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine could be your next step. Embrace the opportunity to manage your chronic joint condition effectively without the need for surgery. Find out how procedures as simple as pain relievers, physical therapy, or treatments as innovative as Regenexx can enhance your body's natural abilities to improve function and reduce discomfort. Reach out today and take the first step toward a life with less pain and greater mobility.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.